Disable Access to a File using NTFS

To disable a file (i.e. to Deny access to a file), do the following:

1.) Right click on the file in Explorer, and choose "Properties", as shown in the figure.

File Properties



2.) Click on the Security tab, and then click on the Add button as shown in the figure. If you don't have a Security tab, your are probably not using NTFS. If so, it is strongly recommended that you upgrade to NTFS (using the convert /FS:NTFS command) so that you can use file permissions.

File Security Tag



3.) Double click on the "Everyone" Group, and then click on the OK button.

disable Everyone Group



4.) Click on the "Everyone" Group, and then click on the Deny "Full Control" checkbox, as shown in the figure.

deny Everyone Group Full Control



5.) Click on the OK Button.






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